Tuesday, May 31, 2011

I can't breathe in my house / high school again

it is extremely hot in my house. I'm pretty sure I might melt, and I also think my house is the only house in town without air conditioning.

Does having it in one room count...? Well, I plan on moving my entire bedroom to the one room with air, because it's hard to breathe in my room at the moment, especially since I'm pretty sure my room gets the hottest.

Oh, and I guess I never pointed this out... I'm doing an HDR project on Canonsburg/the surrounding area I guess.... which is why I've been posting all of these photos like this..

Hmm..does anyone have any idea why I do my laundry at 4-5am? I think it's because I don't sleep so I just do it. I'm getting kind of tired now..but that's because it's 5:30am... I have to get up at 10 so I better go to sleep..

Monday, May 30, 2011

Pittsburgh Passion - News class

Woohoo! It's week 9..which means only 2 more weeks until I am a 5th quarter student!...The time went by way too fast. I can't believe I was graduating from high school this time last year.. It really doesn't seem like it was that long ago.. I mean, I guess it wasn't.. but it doesn't feel like a year should go by this fast. I don't even feel like I've accomplished that much, because I haven't been able to actually focus on school until just recently. I feel like the majority of my photographs are terrible, and I realized last week that I lack confidence in myself.. I have this scavenger hunt to do for my news photography class, and that involves me going around and finding certain types of people to photograph. The one reason I've been absolutely terrified about this project is because people are giving me their time to help me do this, and I don't want to create something that absolutely sucks, because I really want something to give back to them....

Well last week I had the opportunity to photograph Rachel, a player on the women's football team in Pittsburgh called Pittsburgh Passion. We only spent about 15 minutes together, but it was a lot of fun, and for once I actually liked the images I took.. All I used was my 580ex off camera, an umbrella, and a Heather (who I thought was going to blow away) to hold the lightstand cause it was so windy :D
I haven't worked on the other ones yet, but there will be a few more in the next post.

Thanks Rachel!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

My Favorite Place on Earth


Just kidding.
Ok, high school was not THAT bad. Or maybe it was.
 I think I would rather go unnoticed throughout high school than be noticed.. which wasn't always the case.

Monday, May 23, 2011

"Wear Something That's Not Distracting"

Or not.

Hahaha, of course you had to pick the most distracting shirt out of your closet.

On a much cuter note....

That's my niece, Juda.... the cutest baby in the entire world.

Oh, and my studio lights came.. They cost me a ton of money.. BUT, I needed them. And I save all of my money for photo equipment..

One part of them is still coming in the mail though.. and that's my portable power pack so I can take them outside.. I really don't have room for them inside, so they are going to be doing a lot of roaming with me..

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Photographers who use darkroom techniques/Photoshop

Maggie Taylor, an award winning photographer, uses Adobe Photoshop to manipulate her photos and to create her final images.

Jerry Uelsmann created his work using darkroom techniques similar to what Photoshop can do. He merged images together to create his photographs.

Thom Rouse is another award winning photographer who manipulates his images.

I would love for someone to go up to one of these amazing photographers/artists and tell them that they do not deserve any of the photography awards they have won because they used darkroom techniques and Photoshop to manipulate their images.

I would also like to see the people that think that recreate what they have made.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Dear English Class,

I am so, so, so, SO glad that I am done with you FOREVER on Wednesday. You have always been my least favorite subject and have never had a place in my heart. I considered you a huge waste of my time this quarter, but luckily you will never have to consume any of my time ever again..


My six page research paper is only five pages... but I stopped caring about my English class 6 weeks ago...which, coincidentally, is when I started it :P

I would much rather make photographs instead of research papers.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Jerry Uelsmann class assignment

There is a really funny story that goes along with this picture..

Hmmm...well...I spent almost 2 hours trying to get a house to blend in to this tree. My teacher kept coming over to mess around with it, and eventually I was just like yeeeeah I'm not going to work on this one anymore, I'm going to do something else because this house just isn't blending. So I made this instead.. in about 5 minutes. Shortly after, my teacher came over saying "WOW THAT'S GREAT!! THAT'LL MAKE A GREAT PORTFOLIO PIECE!" I honestly had no idea how to even respond to him since I made it in such a short amount of time and I spent so much time trying to make the other one. I just laughed.

The photo is actually based off of Jerry Uelsmann's work.

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Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Sam's Pizza Shop

Gotta keep up with my sister.. who says she checks my blog at least 5 times a day....

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Tuesday, May 3, 2011

New stuff for digital image illustration & color management

These are some of my images for class this week... I wish I could just have a permanent "Click to view larger" thing on here... or something.. or I wish I could post them as large without having them make my template mess up..


So, my online English class is over in about a week.. and I cannot wait. I don't think anybody has any idea how much I hate English. I have a research paper due, and I have not started it yet... and I also haven't done any of the research........ I've turned in almost every assignment a day late, but somehow managed to get full credit this week. My teacher spells my name a different way every time she types it. It's kind of humorous. I should probably start that paper.. tomorrow.....maybe.

Tomorrow I have to go to the city council to photograph for news class..
I also need to read that chapter on ethics... and start that scavenger hunt at some point..

I think I have given up on sleeping. Notice that the bulk of my blog updates are done at extremely late hours of the night. I think the dark circles under my eyes are becoming permanent..